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Encountering Education in the Global

The selected works of Fazal Rizvi, 1st Edition

By Fazal Rizvi


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In the World Library of Educationalists, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. This volume brings together the selected works of Fazal Rizvi.

Born in India, Fazal Rizvi has lived and worked in a number of countries, including Australia, England and the United States. Most of his educational encounters have been 'in the global'. He has developed a keen sense of the multiple and conflicting ways in which transnational ties and interactions are transforming the spaces in which identities and cultures are forged and performed, and in which education takes place. Much of his research has sought to examine how educational systems around the world have interpreted and responded to the challenges and opportunities of globalization.

In this collection of his papers, written over a period of more than two decades, Fazal Rizvi seeks to understand the shifting discourses and practices of globalization and education, critically examining the ways in which these are:

  • reshaping our sense of identity and citizenship, and our communities
  • creating transnational systems of ties, networks and exchange
  • taken into account in the development of policies and programs of educational reform
  • producing uneven social effects that benefit some communities more than others.

Fazal Rizvi's analysis shows how recent global transformations have mostly been interpreted through the conceptual prism of a neo-liberal imaginary that have undermined education's democratic and cosmopolitan possibilities.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Beyond Analytical Philosophy of Education Wittgenstein on Grammar and Analytical Philosophy of Education. Towards a View of Policy Analysis as Practical Reason Part 2: Theorizing Race and Multicultural Education Children and the Grammar of Popular Racism. Multiculturalism, Social Justice and the Restructuring of the Australian State. The Arts, Education and the Politics of Multiculturalism. Beyond the East-West Divide: Education and the Dynamics of Australia-Asia Relations Part 3: Education in the Era of Globalization International Education and the Production of Global Imagination. Rethinking Educational Aims in an Era of Globalization. Democracy and Education after September 11 Part 4: Emerging Policy Challenges in Education Postcolonial Perspectives on Globalization and Education. Imagination and the Globalization of Educational Policy Research. Global Mobilities and the Challenges of Educational Research and Policy. Towards Cosmopolitan Learning.

About the Author

Fazal Rizvi is Professor in Global Studies of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General